Men's Basketball Wins Second Straight

Men's Basketball Wins Second Straight

BOSTON, Mass. – Led by Charles Mitchell's (Boston, Mass.) career-high 21 points, men's basketball registered their second straight win of the year as they defeated Wheelock College by the final of 78-75 Tuesday evening at Winsor Gym.


UMass Boston 78, Wheelock College 75

UMass Boston (2-0)
Wheelock College (1-3)


Mitchell's career-high night led UMB to the huge non-conference win, as the Beacons had to hold-off the Wildcats in the final seconds of the second half. 

On the night, Mitchell shot 7-for-11 from the field, which included four 3-pointers.  The freshman guard also went 3-for-5 at the charity stripe and added three rebounds to his line.

After maintaining a comfortable lead for most of the contest, the host Wildcats came clawing back in the final five minutes.  They managed to erase the Beacons 12-point lead and cut it down to just three with less than 30 seconds to play.

A pair of Michael Boyd (Malden, Mass.) free throws made it a two-possession game with 23 seconds left, but Wheelock responded in-kind to once again make it a one-possession affair. 

On the Beacons next possession, the Wildcats fouled Dasan Cinelli (Boston, Mass.), which sent the forward to the line for a crucial set of free throws.  He would convert on both attempts to give the Beacons a 77-73 lead.  With time quickly counting down, the Wildcats tried to keep the game within reach as they drained a jumper with three ticks left on the scoreboard.

UMass Boston would once again end up on the foul line on their final possession of the night and went 1-for-2 to make it a three-point game.  Wheelock's final chance to tie the score and force overtime, came as the buzzer sounded with Kiwane Crowder missing what would have been the clutch basket. 

Cinelli capped-off his night with 13 points, along with Charlie Mitchell (Boston, Mass.) who came off the bench for UMB.  James Hawkins led the Beacons on the glass with six rebounds.


  • On the night the Beacons shot 38.6% from the field (27-70) and 38.5% from behind the arc (5-13)
  • The Wildcats led the night in rebounds 40-27 and shot 41.3% from the field (26-63)
  • UMass Boston now leads the all-time series with Wheelock 2-1
  • With the win UMB has now won their first two games of the year for the second straight season


The Beacons will host Fisher College on Friday at 5 p.m. in the first round of the Harbor Invitational.